The Aggies look to be an up and rising program and are looking forward to this year's opponents. Here's a look at each one of those opponents and how they look coming out of spring practices.

Aug. 30: Southern Utah

Conference: Big Sky

2011 record: 6-5

Key players: QB Brad Sorensen, FS Brennan Fjord

Spring wrap-up: The Thunderbirds are optimistic coming out of spring practices.

Sept. 7: Utah

Conference: Pac-12

2011 record: 8-5 (4-5 Pac-12)

Key players: QB Jordan Wynn, RB John White IV

Spring wrap-up: After struggling at quarterback last season, the Utes showed strength at the position this spring.

Sept. 15: at Wisconsin

Conference: Big Ten

2011 record: 11-3

Key players: RB Montee Ball

Spring wrap-up: Badgers look strong in the offensive backfield after spring.

Sept. 22: at Colorado State

Conference: Mountain West

2011 record: 3-9

Key players: RB Chris Nwoke, OL Weston Richburg

Spring wrap-up: The Rams are trying out a new defensive system.

Sept. 29: UNLV

Conference: Mountain West

2011 record: 2-10

Key players: RB Tim Cornett, DE James Boyd

Spring wrap-up: Junior college star quarterback recruit switches over to defensive end.

Oct. 5: at BYU

Conference: Independent

2011 record: 10-3

Key players: QB Riley Nelson, RB Mike Alisa

Spring wrap-up: The folks at BYUtv wrapped up spring ball with the Cougars. Rise and shout.

Oct. 13: at San Jose State

Conference: WAC

2011 record: 5-7 (3-4 WAC)

Key players: QB David Fales, WR Noel Grigsby

Spring wrap-up: The Spartans are optimistic after a very competitive spring game.

Oct. 20: New Mexico State

Conference: WAC

2011 record: 4-9 (2-5 WAC)

Key players: WR Kemonte Bateman, DB Darien Johnson

Spring wrap-up: Both sides of the ball played well during the Aggies' spring camp.

Oct. 27: at UTSA

Conference: WAC

2011 record: 4-6

Key players: QB Eric Soza, FS Mauricio Sanchez

Spring wrap-up: Defense shows well after shaky start during spring game.

Nov. 3: Texas State

Conference: WAC

2011 record: 6-6

Key players: QB Shaun Rutherford, CB David Mims

Spring wrap-up: Junior Tyler Arndt making a bid for the starting quarterback spot.

Nov. 17: at Louisiana Tech

Conference: WAC

2011 record: 8-5

Key players: QB Zach Griffith, WR Jon Greenwalt

Spring wrap-up: Louisiana Tech puts on an offensive showcase during its spring game.

Nov. 24: Idaho

Conference: WAC

2011 record: 2-10 (1-6 WAC)

Key players: QB Taylor Davis, LB Robert Siavii

Spring wrap-up: The Vandals still have a lot of questions to answer in fall camp.